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She made a striking impression in the title role in “The Exploding Girl,” and has since turned in some fascinating performances — as twins in “The Pretty One,” or as the title character in “Ruby Sparks,” a film she also wrote. If you take away the fact that people aren’t in the same space, it has an arc that’s recognizable, of people coming into themselves and out of their shells, and rising through love. There was a feeling of being closer than flesh, and that’s how I thought about this connection. I liked shooting that first mirror scene, because it was fun to play, imagining things that aren’t possible — looking in the mirror and feeling like someone else is looking at you. The sex scene between Rebecca and her husband Phillip is supposed to suggest love, but the “touching” scene, where Dylan and Rebecca just feel each other, is much more intimate.
In “In Your Eyes” (now available on demand), the granddaughter of Elia Kazan stars as Rebecca, a woman in New Hampshire who has an intimate connection with Dylan (Michael Stahl-David), a man she has never met, but with whom she can communicate through thoughts, talking and touching. There’s a sense you are looking out in the darkness and having to make something real happen in front of you, imagining what you are looking at. I’d have two facial expressions and be fighting so kick-ass. I think that’s one of the reason’s Joss’s work is so powerful. What about the word “quirky,” so overused to describe “precious” indie films and indie film actors? I think its meaning has been warped by the culture to mean a very specific subset of traits, whereas it used to mean unique. There are several films — “And Now My Love,” “Sidewalls,” “Made in Heaven” — that have that same structure of the two strangers destined to meet…Joss wrote this pre-“Sleepless [in Seattle”], and he tabled this when that movie came out. I loved “A League of Their Own.” As a kid, growing up in the early ’90s, I was totally a Tom Hanks fan. How did you approach filming these two different scenes?
Neither Dano nor Kazan are expected to act in “Wildlife.” Dano’s credits include “Little Miss Sunshine,” “There Will Be Blood,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Love & Mercy” and “Swiss Army Man.” He’s currently in production on “Okja” with “Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-Ho.
Dano and Kazan starred in “Ruby Sparks,” directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris from Kazan’s script.
While her writing and acting roles to date have far from gone unnoticed, it's Zoe Kazan's starring role in upcoming hit The Big Sick that's really set to put her on the map.
She tells Buzz of her admiration for her co-stars and reveals why their 'positive' story is what the world needs right now.
Much to Kazan's delight, it's a script she'd never seen before.
Zoe Kazan may hail from a Hollywood dynasty, but far from cashing in on her lineage - her grandfather was the influential director Elia Kazan (A Streetcar Named Desire and On The Waterfront) and her parents are successful screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord - the third-generational actress has long been determined to shout louder than her famous last name.
And the louder she yells, it seems the more the industry big wigs are willing to sit up and listen.
Since graduating from Yale University over a decade ago, Kazan - against the advice of her parents - has carved a career in showbiz, from starring in Broadway productions such as The Seagull and A Behanding in Spokane, to making waves on the screen in Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road and the HBO adaptation of Olive Kitteridge (for which she received an Emmy nomination).
She's even proved the pen doesn't fall far from the tree, earning her stripes as a successful writer with stage plays including the critically acclaimed Absalom in 2009 and fellow off-Broadway hits We Live Here and Trudy and Max in Love; and screenplays that span the award-nominated fantasy drama Ruby Sparks and film adaptation Wildlife, which she co-wrote with her boyfriend of 10 years, actor Paul Dano.
Paul Dano & Zoe Kazan Interview Zoe Kazan, the daughter of famed screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord and the granddaughter of Oscar-winning director Elia Kazan, not only wrote the script for Ruby Sparks, but her boyfriend, well-known actor Paul...